Today's News

  • Hodgenville police officer's condition improves

    A Hodgenville police officer Tuesday afternoon was listed in fair condition and had been moved out of the Intensive Care Unit at University Hospital in Louisville after being struck by a pickup truck Monday morning.
    Officer Dennis Wells, 55, was directing traffic near Hodgenville Elementary School when 42-year-old Jimmy Murphy ignored Wells’ signals and struck him with his GMC pickup, police said.

  • Reservations for Freeman Lake Park shelters now accepted

    Freeman Lake Park shelter reservations for 2011 are now being accepted on a first come, first serve basis from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Elizabethtown Parks and Recreation Department.
    The department is located in Pritchard Community Center at 404 S. Mulberry St.
    Because of construction in the park, reservations made after July 31 can be for Ernie Williams Pavilion only. Payment is required when the reservation is made.
    Beginning Sunday, all reservations must be made at the Freeman Lake Park office at 769-3916.

  • Going a stitch above

    Getting to know Terry Whitehead:
    Favorite author: Karen Kingsbury
    Hobbies: mostly sewing
    Favorite music: country
    Family: four kids — two boys and two girls, four grandchildren and husband, Jim


    The 2nd Platoon of Crazy Horse Troop Tiger Squadron 3rd ACR stationed out of Ft. Hood Texas received a special treat for Christmas.

  • The Art of Performance: Overcoming mistakes

    As the new year begins, it is a good time to focus on a skill that allows performers to let go of errors. As we look back over the past year, it is clear we all make mistakes. As we begin a new year we set new goals for ourselves in performance. A great goal is to learn the skill of letting go.

  • Soldier, fiancee have ‘SNAP’ wedding

    Magistrate Doug Goodman’s workout on a treadmill at SNAP Fitness Center in Radcliff came to a halt Monday morning — so he could officiate a wedding.
    Soldier Christopher Barbari, who is stationed at Fort Knox, and his fiancee, Leighnara Staser, were married by Goodman at the fitness center shortly before Barbari was scheduled to be sent for training and later deployed to Afghanistan.

  • New mayors take reins in hand

    Life for Tim Walker, J.J. Duvall and Blake Proffitt was different Monday. They spent their first days as mayors in the towns they grew up in.
    The men spent years as members of their respective city councils, but now, leading the cities rests on their shoulders.
    Here’s a glimpse of their first day as mayors.

    Elizabethtown Mayor Tim Walker didn’t have time to ease into his first day in office.

  • BOYS' PREP BASKETBALL: Central, North meet in key 17th District game (01/04)

    After losing four of their first seven games, the North Hardin Trojans began to turn things around. They’ve won four of their last five entering tonight’s showdown at Central Hardin.

    The Trojans (7-6 overall) played seven games during the Christmas break. They went 2-2 in the Whitaker Bank/Fort Harrod Holiday Classic at Mercer County and 2-1 in the Citizens Bank/Campbellsville University Classic at Campbellsville High School.

  • BOYS' PREP BASKETBALL: E'town faces Fort Knox tonight (01/04)

    James Haire planned Elizabethtown’s holiday schedule with a purpose.

    With such a young team, the Panthers’ head coach decided he’d give them a long Christmas break lay-off for a reason.

    They needed time to gel.

    Since they have only one returning starter (senior Mitchell Henry) from last year and a new starting nucleus, he decided he’d find a way for players to bond.

  • GIRLS' PREP BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Hart beats Central; LaRue wins eighth straight (01/04)

    Central Hardin senior guard Jordan Daniel scored a career-high 33 points, but it wasn’t enough as the visiting Lady Bruins fell to 5th Region rival Hart County, 79-71 on Monday night.

    Senior forward Kristina Krupinski added 19 points, while senior guard Alysse Bishop had nine.

    Daniel’s previous career best was 31 points against 17th District rival John Hardin on Dec. 13.


  • Rineyville woman recaptured after leaving prison

    An escapee from a state prison was captured Sunday in Hart County.
    Laura A. Chase, 38, of Rineyville was apprehended by the Hart County Sheriff’s Office in the parking lot outside Dairy Queen in Munfordville, according to the sheriff’s office.
    Chase reportedly walked away from the Kentucky Correctional Institute for Women Minimum Security Unit in Pewee Valley late Friday night and had been reported missing at 2:55 a.m. Saturday.